The only eyewitness present during Jonathan Majors’ alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, has shared their testimony in court. As The Shade Room previously reported, the 34-year-old actor was charged with strangulation, assault, and harassment after the alleged incident in March.
Since then, Majors has filed a cross-complaint accusing Jabbari of unreported domestic abuse.
Additionally, the actor’s trial kicked off in Manhattan on Monday, December 4.
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More Details Regarding The Taxi Driver’s Testimony
As The Shade Room previously reported, the former couple’s domestic abuse trial was prompted by the actor allegedly attacking Jabbari in a taxi after they left dinner one evening in March.
Jabbari testified that she saw a text on Majors’s phone that read, “I wish I was kissing you right now.” Then, when they entered their car, she grabbed the phone from him before feeling his “weight” on top of her.
The actor allegedly struck “a really hard blow” to Jabbari’s head.
According to PEOPLE, Naveed Sarwar, the former couple’s taxi driver, took the stand on Monday, December 11. Speaking with a translator, Sarwar alleged that Majors “was not doing anything.”
Instead, Sarwar added that Jabbari “was doing everything.”
“Many things were happening, I had the feeling the girl had hit the boy,” the taxi driver explained, per PEOPLE.
Prosecutors urged the Sarwar to “only testify” what happened, “not what you think happened.” However, as he continued, Sarwar alleged that Majors was “trying to get rid” of Jabbari by exiting the taxi.
Then, prosecutors reportedly reminded Sarwar to keep his “opinions” to himself.
“He was trying to get rid of her,” Sarwar reportedly insisted, as a row of Majors’ supporters laughed, per PEOPLE. “He was saying, ‘Leave me alone, I have to go…’ He was not doing anything. She was doing everything.”
Jonathan Majors smiled when his driver from the night of the alleged attack —and the only witness beyond the couple — testified at his assault trial today. Of the actor: “He was not doing anything,” and of his ex and accuser: “She was doing everything.” https://t.co/hTOOsjG2d1
— Emily Palmer (@emilyepalmer) December 11, 2023
According to PEOPLE, Sarwar’s testimony contrasted his previous statement alleging Majors threw Jabbari around the taxi “like a football.”
TMZ reports that Sarwar also testified that he did not find blood in his taxi car following the incident.
A Recap Of The Trial’s Opening Statements
As The Shade Room previously reported, Majors was accompanied by his mother, sister, girlfriend Meagan Good, and her mother on day one of his trial.
Jonathan Majors has arrived in court for opening statements in his misdemeanor assault trial, hand-in-hand with his mother and girlfriend Meagan Good. Jonathan’s sister as well as Meagan’s mother and several friends of the couple have filled the first two rows behind the defense. pic.twitter.com/W437QDzPTa
— Emily Palmer (@emilyepalmer) December 4, 2023
During opening arguments, prosecutors explained that his former romance with Jabbari blossomed “fast.” The pair reportedly met on a movie set and swooned one another with love letters and poetry.
Jabbari alleged that Majors told her he loved her “early on,” and although it felt “overwhelming,” she felt “cared for” and “seen.”
However, prosecutors alleged that within a few months, the “defendant’s true self began to emerge.” Jabbari was ultimately met by a man prone to “rage and aggression.”
Jonathan Majors’ Demands & Texts Exchanged With Grace Jabbari
Jabbari’s testimony began the following day, and prosecutors played recordings of heated exchanges between the former couple. One recording, reportedly taken in September 2022, showed Majors referring to himself as a “great man” as he ordered Jabbari to behave like Coretta Scott King or Michelle Obama.
“I’m a great man. A great man. I do great things for my culture and for the world,” Majors said during the recording, per Variety. “The woman that supports me needs to be a great woman.”
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Then, on December 8, text messages surfaced from that same period where the pair seemed to discuss a head injury suffered by Jabbari.
“I fear you have no perspective of what could happen if you go to the hospital,” Majors reportedly texted to Jabbari. “They will ask you questions, and as I don’t think you actually protect us, it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie, and they suspect something.”
Jabbari responded by telling Majors that she’d only inform the doctor that she “bumped her head.” Additionally, she informed Majors that she needed to acquire “stronger” painkillers.
“I will tell the doctor I bumped my head,” Jabbari said, reading the text message to jurors before succumbing to her tears. Assistant District Attorney Kelli Galaway continued, “I will tell the doctor I bumped my head if I go. I’m going to give it one more day, but I can’t sleep and I need some stronger painkillers. That’s all: why would I tell them what really happened when it’s clear I want to be with you?”
As the exchange continued, Majors explained that he “considered” committing suicide before Jabbari affirmed that she would not go to see a doctor.
“I will not go to the doctor if you don’t feel safe with me doing so, or don’t trust me to. I promise you I would never mention you but understand your fear,” Jabbari responded.
Majors reportedly kept his head down as the texts were read in court. After they were completed, he briefly glanced at the jurors.